by Countryside Alliance

New guidance has been released stating that angling in Wales is now allowed under the current regulations. First Minister, Mark Drakeford, announced on Wednesday (13th May) that angling can take place during the new lockdown regulations, provided that it is done locally.

Whilst angling is now permitted, the Welsh Government are still urging people to stay at home. 

Following some conflicting information that has been put out over the course of this week regarding whether or not fishing would be permitted in Wales, the First Minister responded saying: "As dar as angling is allowed, it is allowed under the current regulations, the ones that were passed into law on Monday (11th May), but it must be done locally and people must observe social distancing.

"Here in Wales, we are encouraging people to stay at home. That is the best way in which we can help one another to overcome this crisis."

You can read the latest updates made to the coronavirus regulations in Wales, here

We would like to remind readers that, whilst it is now acceptable to go out and fish, it is advised that this should be done locally, at a safe distance from others (meaning two metres away from anyone else), and that equipment should not be shared with anyone outside of your household.

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